RE-LIVE THE EDMONTON OILERS 2001-02 SEASON

Robin Brownlee
August 04 2015 10:25AM

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**The second post in an ongoing series - Robin Brownlee re-lives the 2001-02 Oilers season **

The 2001-02 season really began in the summer with the trade of captain and leading scorer Doug Weight, who became yet another casualty of economics during a difficult era of tight budgets and cash calls for team ownership.

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RE-LIVE THE EDMONTON OILERS 2000-01 SEASON

Robin Brownlee
August 01 2015 08:00AM

NHL2001

**The first post in an ongoing series - Robin Brownlee re-lives the 2000-01 Oilers season **

Aside from Edmonton’s unlikely run to the 2006 Stanley Cup final, Craig MacTavish’s first year as head coach after moving up from assistant coach and taking over from Kevin Lowe was probably his most successful behind Edmonton’s bench.

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GREAT EXPECTATIONS

Robin Brownlee
July 28 2015 08:00AM

It’s an understatement to say Connor McDavid is generating the kind of expectations and anticipation we haven’t experienced since Sidney Crosby entered the NHL in 2005, and that hullabaloo isn’t limited to fans of the Edmonton Oilers.

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SLATS

Robin Brownlee
July 20 2015 02:14PM

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I’ll let others debate exactly where Glen Sather belongs in the NHL’s history books. What I know is Sather damn sure belongs up in the rafters at Rexall Place, and that’s exactly where he’ll finally be when the Oilers honor their former coach, president and GM with a banner raising Dec. 11.

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TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS

Robin Brownlee
July 14 2015 11:38AM


If you’re like me, you were probably skeptical Bob Nicholson would have the ability and the mandate from owner Daryl Katz to clean up the mess the Edmonton Oilers have been for years on end when he was unveiled as the team’s Big Boss in April.

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